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. >>> personal appeal. first lady michelle obama's speech to the democratic nags allege convention aims to inspire voters to re-elect her husband. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he moes what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. >>> rejecting romney. san antonio mayor julian castro uses the convention's keynote address to make the case against the gop ticket. >> their theory has been tested. it failed. our economy failed. the middle class paid the price, your family paid the price. mitt romney just doesn't get it. >>> election violence in canada. quebec's newly elect premiere is pulled off stage after a deadly shooting at her victory rally. >>> the seal's story. one of the elite commandos who took out osama bin laden tells scott pelley about the mission and how it almost failed. >> at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, septemb
some of the real concerns, anxiety among middle class voters. and that's what first lady michelle obama is going to try to do tonight. >> pinkston: an michelle obama will be coming up portly but first the keynote address by the mayor of san antonio julian castro right after these messages. >> pelley: ,. [ male announcer ] here's a fun fact: this single scoop of gain gives more freshness than a whole box of this other stuff... and that much freshness is gonna take some getting used to... [ sniffing ] ahh. mmm! [ male announcer ] 'cause it's a lot... ok...it's a lot of freshness. [ sniffing ] get irresistibly fresh with gain. get even more gain at a new lower price! mom's smartphone... dad's tablet... or lauren's smartphone... at&t has a plan built to help make families' lives easier. introducing at&t mobile share. one plan lets you share data on up to 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. add a tablet for only $10 per month. the more data you share, the more you save. at&t. >> schieffer: . >> pelley: back now on its first night of the democratic national convention, here in charlotte,
obama best will make the case for a second term. this is michelle obama's night on the stage. we have our campaign 2012 team covering it. first we'll go to norah o'donnell, cohost of cbs this morning. >> scott, you know, if mitt romney was trying to make the case that president obama has failed to lead, first lady michelle obama tonight will argue that president obama is the only one who understands the struggles of middle class america. i spoke with several advisors to the obama campaign today who described this as a very personal speech. the first lady will talk about the values and experiences that drive the president every day in the oval office. she's going to remind viewers of her husband's personal story, growing up with a single mom, being raised by a working grandmother. we told there will be personal anecdotes about their marriage. the first lady will brag about the president in a way that only a spouse can do. she'll tout a number of accomplishments including a bill that made it easier for women to sue employers who discriminate against them in the work, making college more
with republicans. but tonight, first lady michelle obama will try to get her party back on message after they bungled a very simple question. susan mcginnis is at the convention center this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, good morning, terrell. yeah, michelle obama was here yesterday doing an informal rehearsal, a warm-up for tonight, when she will address millions of americans, and democrats hope, help convince them that they are better off than four years ago. the stage has been built, the party platform released, and democrats are ready to kick off their 2012 convention. >> this has been such a historic time, i couldn't imagine not coming. >> reporter: but as the festivities begin, republicans won't let go of the question, are americans better off than they were four years ago? >> the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're better off. >> reporter: the obama team opened the door to the attacks when some, including maryland governor martin o'malley, had trouble answering the question. >> can you honestly say that people ar
a picture of the president's wife, the first lady, michelle obama taking in the speeches here, she brought the house down with her own speech last night. once again tonight, bob schieffer is with me here in the anchor booth and our campaign 2012 team is down on the floor. bob, getting president clinton here to make this nomination speech tonight wasn't just a matter of asking him. what is the back story? >> no, you know, think about it, bill clinton's wife ran against barack obama four years ago and things have been a bit rocky between them since then. but about a year ago, the obama people began to make a concerted effort to get bill clinton on this stage tonight. it actually began with an invitation to play golf, then there were calls back and forth, he was asked his opinion on strategy and so forth, and so on, and now she here. they need him, because they think he can get through and talk to the pea people where they are weakest and that is white working class voters. >> bill clinton has become the rock star and tonight is going to be bill clinton night. >> in recent gallup polls presid
's speech. >> by the way, after last night, i want the man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> he summed up republican arguments against president obama this way. >> we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough. so far he put us back in. >> he said romney's plan to cut the deficit with a $5 trillion tax cut doesn't add up. >> it's arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle down. >> his speech electrified the crowd. >> he was absolutely bill clinton. >> crews were supposed to be breaking down this stage and setting up at the outdoor bank of america stadium but the threat of severe weather forced organizers to hold president obama's acceptance speech here. >> oh, my god, you don't know how many disappointed people are. >> the change of venue means thousands won't be able to attend. >> that is a shame. a lot of people came a long way to see him speak. that's the weather. >> as the president prepares for his speech, there's no lack of advice here if he wants it. >> take the gloves off. don't ap
ladies took center stage in campaign 2012. michele obama addressed delegates at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. >> she made the pitch for the president personal telling americans they can trust her husband. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: michele obama had everyone on the convention floor on their feet. >> i love michele obama. i love her. >> reporter: some had tears in their eyes as mrs. obama spoke passionately about her husband. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: she says this president is a man whose upbringing and family values means he'll look out for all americans. >> whether it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack obama is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. that's why he cuts taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. >> reporter: while the first lady stayed mostly away from politics, keynote speaker julian castro dove right in. he got the crowd here fired up when he answered t
. michele obama was certainly the star on opening night, but there were also two big name politicians from our area. former virginia governor tim kaine and maryland governor martin o'malley. the first lady, she never mentioned romney by name. that wasn't her job. she was focusing on her husband. but governor o'malley, he had no problem attacking the republican ticket. listen. >> mitt romney and paul ryan now say they want to take america back. and we have to ask, back to what? back to the failed policies that drove us into this deep recession? back to the days of record job losses? back to the days when insurance companies called being a woman a pre-existing condition? >> reporter: you can see governor martin o'malley spent a lot of his speech talking about health care and the economy. kaine called him a tough leader who puts results over ideology. >> he's -- he said he would end the war in iraq and he has. he said he'd draw down troops in afghanistan and today every single virginia national guard unit is home for the first time in a decade and we're so happy. >> reporter: coming up on nig
, campaign manager for the obama campaign, joining us from the convention. first lady, michelle obama speech right here on wusa9. the live coverage begins at 10:00 p.m. >>> one person who will not be at the convention tonight is president obama. instead, he had one final campaign stop to wrap up his road to charlotte tour. the president spoke to a crowd of more than 11,000 this afternoon at norfolk state university and there he blasted the republicans. what he says they did and did not do at their convention last week. >> spending less time talking about their plans. and that's not just because they don't like it, but it's because they know you saw what happened when we tried it. you lived through it and we can't afford to repeat it. >> he will watch his wife's speech tonight on tv with his daughters by his side. >>> mitt romney is staying off the campaign trail during the democratic national convention, but paul ryan headed to the battleground state of ohio today and the gop vp pick told supporters president obama deserves to be a one-termer just like jimmy carter. >> i remember a conven
sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ] >> one by one dissected the romney campaign's major arguments against president obama, including attacks about health care reform and medicare made by vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar, the same amount of medicare savings that he has in his own budget. [ applause ] >> you got to get one thing, it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. >> he went on addressing welfare form and the economy. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president reelection was actually pretty simple. pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. >> he acknowledged the economy is still in recovery. but he asked -- >> are we better off than we were when he took office? >> president clinton did work in a plug or two for his own economic performance in the '90s. >> people ask me all the time how we got our budgets in a row, what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always give a one-word answe
to fire up american voters. first lady michele obama is the head speaker as the dnc opens tonight in char not, north carolina -- charlotte, north carolina. >> reporter: democrats will fill this hall later today to begin the three-day process of renominating president the obama. >> we just want to be here. this is history. >> reporter: delegates will approve their party platform. then hear from a long list of speakers portraying president obama as the wise and humane alternative to mitt romney. michele obama's speech will be the final address tonight. >> i'm looking forward to hearing the first lady. i think she's dynamic and i'm just excited. >> i'm sure she will connect with us and we'll connect with her as we always do. >> reporter: president obama is not expected to be here when his wife speaks. they say he will watch from the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the
michele obama told the comp convention last -- the convention last night that being president reveals who you are. >> reporter: former president bill clinton takes the stage tonight to pick up where first lady michele obama left off. delegates are revved up and ready for more. >> he's bill clinton. it's like madonna. there's this aura about him. >> reporter: he remains immensely influential in the party and is expected to target democrats who have struggled the last four years and may be on the defense about reelecting president obama. >> he will lay out a little bit of history with regard to this president, and he's going to affirm he's on the right path. >> reporter: president obama had been scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech to 74,000 people at annual outdoor stadium thursday night, but because of the threat of severe weather, convention planners decided this morning the president will speak here. democrats packed the hall last night for the first lady's speech. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: pr
to pick up where michelle obama left off last night. democrats stood and cheered as mrs. obama portrayed her husband as someone who knows well the struggles of every day americans because he endured them himself. president obama arrived in charlotte this afternoon. he was supposed to deliver his acceptance speech for thursday in front of a stadium crowd of 74,000 people. this morning, convention planners said that speech will have to be moved inside because there is the threat of severe weather. there's not a lot of seats inside and that's not making a lot of people happy. in fact, dozens of folks from prince georges county as well as hundreds of others from our area are in route or already in charlotte. what they were thinking would be a big night for president obama. joining us from charlotte to talk about this issue, county executive, baker. thank you so much for being with us this afternoon. i have to ask you, what are you hearing from your constituents about the stadium back to the arena and how is it impacting them? >> well first of all, the president did a great job last night an
michele obama will deliver his speech tonight. maryland governor martin o'malley will also speak in prime time. as susan mcginnis reports, a misstep by the maryland governor has thrown democrats off message. >> reporter: the stage has been built, the party platform released and democrats are ready to kick off their 2012 convention. >> this has been such a historic time, i couldn't imagine not coming. >> reporter: but as the festivities begin, republicans won't let go of the question are americans better off than they were four years ago. >> they can't tell you that you're better off. >> reporter: the obama team opened the door to the attacks when some, including maryland governor martin o'malley had trouble answering the question. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no, but that's not the question of this election. >> reporter: republicans pounced saying that's proof president obama's policies aren't working. since then the democrats regrouped and came out swinging. >> you want to know why we're better off? i've got a little bumper st
even as we look at him. later on tonight, there will be michelle obama reintroducing her husband to the nation. san antonio's mayor, julian castro will deliver the keynote address. >>> only on 9, if it can happen to him, it can happen to anybody. a former life guard makes a mistake that he has warned others about for years. peggy fox is here with a story she shot while on vacation in the outer banks last week. >> i caught up with an old friend who i have known since i was a child. he used to life guard with my older brother. he recently had a horrific accident and he wanted to tell his story. all i had with me for a camera was my iphone, but i think you'll find it did a good job capturing the message. >> they call this a halo, though it looks more devilish than angelic. it is bolted to the head to keep the spine straight. >> eight total screws in my head and they are screwed into the skull. >> bill has had the halo since july 4. that's when he made a split second mistake while on a friend's boat on the sound near nags head. >> i decided to take a swim and did not know the wa
where the first lady michelle obama is speaking even as we speak. earlier today republican presidential candidate mitt romney was at a place called van dyke park in fairfax and our own bruce leshan was there checking him out. what was the deal? >> yesterday even as these details of this libyan tragedy were unfolding, mitt romney actually held a news conference and accused the obama administration of apologizing for american values. he ran into some criticism even from members of his own party. today he seemed eager to move on. governor romney opened the fairfax rally with libya. >> what train did i to lose such a wonderful -- a tragedy to lose such a wonderful people. >> reporter: and was interrupted almost immediately by a heckler accusing him of trying to score political points during an overseas crisis. >> why are you politicizing libya? >> why are you politicizing libya? >> usa! usa! >> i would offer a moment of silence, but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent, so we're going to keep on going. >> reporter: then launched a broader critique of president obama's foreign and defen
of the democratic convention in charlotte. michelle obama tells voters. the president knows what they're going through. >> former president bill clinton takes center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. >>> gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting han. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to flame out in a giant wreck. >> one of the seal team 6 members who flew into osama bin laden's com
will hear tonight from the star of the obama family, michelle obama. >> elaine will introduce mrs. obama. >> i'm going to talk about what it's like being a military mom and how much i value that dr. biden and mrs. obama care about families like mine. >> the speakers taking the podium will be talking up the president's accomplishments and highlighting the differences with republicans. delegates are proving a party platform that backs abortion rights. the congressman says women's issues are important to the president. >> he has been the one who stood out for reproductive rights for women. he's the one who has been consistently out there trying to make sure that women get equal pay. >> democrats hope that message reaches voters outside the convention hall. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >> more than 11,000 people turned out today. it's his last stop ahead of the democratic national convention. last week, the republican ticket scheduled its first post convention trip to virginia. if you have any doubt that the commonwealth is a hot commodity this november, consider this. take a l
his party's nomination in charlotte thursday. first lady michelle obama is already here. she took a tour of the stage where she will give her speech on day one of the democratic national convention. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >> president obama will end his road to charlotte tour with a stop in virginia tomorrow. he plans to be in norfolk in the morning for an event with students at norfolk state. mitt romney is taking a few days off from the campaign trail for the long weekend. his running mate congressman paul ryan held a rally in south carolina today. >>> a ground swell of support on twitter today for this guy, for clint eastwood's discussion with an empty chair during last week's republican national convention. the hashtag empty chair day was one of the top trending topics by mid-morning and was attached from everything to empty beanbags to empty lawn chairs with makeshift teleprompters. you can stay connected to everything related to the presidential campaign and of our local elections at www.wusa9.com -- and our local elections at www.wusa9.com. >>> it was an em
the fall. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama have been helping to build enthusiasm and will introduce their husbands tonight. in that conference call with voters who could not be here because of the cancellation of the stadium event, says that obama promised them front row seat at future campaigning. in charlotte i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> thank you, randall. >>> coming up a bit later in our broadcast, the one-on-one conversation with the maryland's delegate. we've got live questions for them live at the dnc in charlotte. >>> in the meantime mitt romney making a surprise appearance today, visiting a few veterans who work on the phones for him. romney is focused primarily for next month's debate. v.p. paul ryan is out there campaigning very hard. he told supporters in colorado to get ready for more plans for big government in president obama's speech tonight. >> their convention actually began with a tribute to big government. they said government is the only thing we all belong to. our objectives are very clear. >> romney will take the country to a new division and it is up
voters have the economy on their mind and wonder how they'll pay for college and student loans. michelle obama reminded folks there are only 54 more days in the election. she rallied to get out the vote. she touched on her husband's record on the economy saying that they are not done fixing it. they also rallied to talk about social issues. the crowd gave a resound ago plus when it -- resounding applause when it came to women's right to choose to, same sex marriage and also immigration, but before getting down to business she touched on the tragedy in libya. listen in. >> our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. i mean the thing to remember, these brave americans and so many men and women just like them, they are the face of american diplomacy. >> reporter: as we've been saying, the commonwealth, such an important part of this election. it plays a huge role in the 2012 election. so you can expect many more of these types of events from both parties in the weeks to come. >> thank you. >>> and the white house today condemned the viole
economically. >>> by the way, first lady michele obama is going to be in virginia today. we're going to have more on both parties, how they're campaigning tonight on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> it's what wall street calls fed day. the day that the federal reserve announces its latest policy decisions. invepsors are waiting to -- investors are waiting to hear whether the central bank will take new steps in order to revive the slumping economy. policymakers wrapped up their two-day meeting here in washington. later today federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will announce what steps he's going to take to support the economy. >> so many times in the past, he'll intervene if necessary. so the markets are saying right now, with unemployment the way it is, with those jobs numbers that bad and revisions that bad, you have to intervene now. >> if the federal government does intervene, that could mean an extension on record low interest rates. >>> remembering an american hero. neil armstrong's memorial service just wrapped up at the national cathedral. our kristin fisher was there. ♪ fly m
that first lady michelle obama rightly praised. at a time when nobody thought we'd ever see a new steel mill built in america we took a chance and built one in a cornfield in indiana. [ applause ] >> today steel dynamics is one of the largest steel producers in the united states. these are american success stories. and yet the centerpiece of the president's entire reelection campaign is attacking success. is it any wonder that someone who attacks success has led the worst economic recovery since the great depression? [ applause ] in america, we celebrate success, we don't apologize for success. >> is mitt romney overstating when he says president obama attacked success mort? >> i don't think he is overstate it go. what i have said -- overstating it. what i have said is this the administration that boos the winners in the just boos the losers. and there has been a tradition in this country that they have deliberately, in my judgment, tried to create in order to channel the anger against the business community. it is very counterproductive and i think he is trying to deal with that issue. >> w
for college and student loans. michelle obama reminded folks there are only 54 more days in the election. stumping in richmond before coming here to fredericksburg, she rallied to get out the vote. she said her husband isn't done fixing the economy. a huge applause came when chef talked about a woman's right -- she talked about a woman's right to choose, same sex marriage. the commonwealth plays a crucial role in the elections with less than two weeks to go. in fredericksburg, virginia, surae chinn, 9 news now. >>> president obama was campaigning in golden, colorado, today. tomorr he has no public schedule. >>> more than three years after the 2009 metro tragedy at ft. totten, the faulty electronic train detection system has finally been fixed. that's according to the national transportation safety board. in all the ntsb checked five items off its safety recommendations list for metro today, but there are still a dozen more to go. >>> it is an abandoned apartment building that was not only an eyesore, but a haven for crooks. now as reporter ken molestina explains, it's a new beginning in
speech tonight and first lady michele obama will introduce the president. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> former congresswoman gabby giffords is expected to participate in tonight's program. she was wounded in that tucson shooting last year. >>> the republican party is reacting to last night's speech by former president bill clinton. virginia governor bob mcdonnell says it was a good speech and president obama inherited a debt problem, but he told mike hydeck that the problem is not handling the situation well. >> after the speech tonight by president obama which no doubt will be good, we'll wake up tomorrow morning and get the new jobs report that's going to show for 43 months in a row, mike, that unemployment is over 8%. >> the president will take the stage tonight to accept his party's nomination. by the way, you can follow the convention by going to our website wusa9.com. you can learn about the protests that are going on outside the convention hall. also, you can find out which virginia lawmaker says the president can easily win the commonwealth again this year. it's
at 5 p.m. michelle obama speaks and also tomorrow a national service for neil armstrong. former astronauts and other notable dignitaries will be there at 10 a.m. at washington national cathedral. that is our report tonight at 7:00. i'll be back at 11:00 tonight with derek. don't forget you can find us any time at www.wusa9.com. i'm anita brikman. see you later. >>> now, "entertainment tonight," the worldwide leader in entertainment news. >> the truth behind the george clooney/stacy keibler breakup headline today. are they over? clooney's camp responds, as stacy talks about the relationship to "e.t." >> i've taken over the entire closet, are you kidding? >>> and miley and her man, under siege. >> what happened with that nightclub fight? was that over liam? >>> and where jessica simpson and her baby just battled the paparazzi horde. >>> the new season of "grey's anatomy." "e.t." is first on the set. and we brought a real life doctor. >> i'm quizzing the cast to see what they really know. you said, i need a purse string in this aorta. >> did i say that? >> use the curling iron thin
to be with you this morning. i'm glad all of you viewers are staying up and having watch michelle obama's speech. i'm sure they're all fired up. >> i'm glad you brought up the speech because that's my first question. a lot of emotion and a very personal speech. i'm wondering if the polls already show that they like president obama's personality, what's the purpose of going over that ground again? >> well, she knows the president's values best and ultimately this election does come to values. and she laid out the case why the president believes in universal health care for every man, woman and child and taking care and working with our veterans when they return home making sure they have educational opportunities. so why does he feel so strongly about these issues? why is he passionate about it? and i think she made that case. because this is who he is. who he has always been. andho he will be during his next term in office. >> well, now, tonight begins the democrat i go effort to close the deal to -- democratic effort to close the deal to make president obama the president again. they saw the ex
of it, it will continue throughout the fall. >> the first lady michelle obama have been helping to build enthusiasm. and they will introduce their husbands tonight. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >> what they are doing as a low key week preparing for the presidential debate. they went out to speak to voters today. this time it was a surprised visit to the veteran group working on their behalf in new hampshire. >>> and tomorrow the romney camp will be quoting the female vote in virginia and in leesburg with a woman here, i should say for romney rally at the twin oaks riding academy. after the event, you'll go one- on-one with 9news now. tune in for that interview tomorrow night at 7:00. >>> each year in this country, the hospital, patient, government agencies and the private insures spend $750 billion on wasteful and unnecessary health cause. roughly $0.30 of every medical dollar. so the group that advises the federal government, none other than the institute of medicine, they said that they must be held more accountable for what they will spend and patients must be more savvy. >>
and policies are similar to president obama's. >> first lady michelle obama is also working to motivate the base, speaking with key groups, including the african american and hispanic caucuses. >> randall pinkston, charlotte. >> that venue change could be thousands of people disappointed. folks who volunteer for his campaign was given passes to the speech and now being asked to take home and take part in a phone conference. coming up, virginia congress member, gerry connolly will join us live from the convention to give us his take, including in his competitive state of virginia. democrats as you just heard are obviously worked up and l excited about bill clinton's big speech tonight, but gop vice presidential nominee says there's a big difference between obama and clinton. >> president clinton worked with republicans in congress to have a budget agreement to cut spending. president obama, a gusher of new spending, and only those of us who offered solutions. >> ryan in iowa today hammering away at the president's record. mitt romney was working the crowd at a building supply store u
city, surae chick, surae chinn -- surae chinn, 9 news now. >>> starting tomorrow first lady michelle obama will be campaigning for her husband making appearances in richmond and the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. mitt romney arrived at dulles international airport this afternoon. tomorrow he is set to hold a rally ativan dike park in fairfax. that is -- at van dyke park in fairfax. that is slighted to start around 11:30. >>> a health alert tonight that's showing promise to treat people with certain hearing disorders. scientists at university of california say they're improving the hearing of deaf animals through the use of embryonic stem cells. the work was done on gerbils and targeted the nerve cells that transfer the information from the ear to the brain. >>> we also have a consumer alert tonight about some cheese tainted with listeria. the centers for disease control and protest linked ricotta cheese to 14 -- cdd linked ricotta cheese to 14 imens sold between june 20th and august 9th, most of it used by restaurants or broken down into smaller servings or package
. >> first lady michelle obama will be the headliner on the first night of the convention. >> this whole idea of folks better off now than they were four years ago, that's the central question to the election. >> the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're better off. >> you want to know whether we're better off? i've got a little bumper sticker for you -- osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! >>> a massive wildfire raging right now in southern california. >> it's only 5% contained. >> the williams fire has burned 3,600 acres. >> i don't want this place to burn up. this is my home. >>> it has been one week since isaac slammed into the gulf coast, and still, tens of thousands are in the dark. >> president obama visited a parish hit hard by hurricane isaac on monday. >> democrat or republican, we're all just americans looking out for one another. >>> a close call for a meowner. a moose attacked him. >> scared the crap out of me. do not jump on my car, mr. moose! >> you add in a bulldozer in a very crowded parking lot, some angry bystander
cloudy, enjoy it. >> all right. >>> new developments in the wake of the dnc. the impact of michelle obama's speech. plus her one on one with me. i'm brooke anderson. >> the "weekend insider" is on. >> here we are. convention time. >> inside mrs. obama's private dnc viewi ining suite. her pivotal role. >> you and ann romney have been called secret weapons for your husbands' campaign. >> how she deals with the campaign and their marriage. >> how do you find time for each other? >> ships passing through the night. we are missing date
. nancy. >> reporter: scott, obama campaign officials tell us that tuesday night michelle obama was about the president's character, and last night with president clinton was about his record and tonight will be about the future. they say president obama will make it very clear where he wants to take this country in a second term. and we just received excerpts from the speech a few minutes ago. here's what the president will say in part, "i won't pretend ghat the i'm path i'm offering is quick or easy. i never have. you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth, and the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades." he'll go on to say, scott-- and this is interesting-- that he expects the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that franklin roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one. and, scott, he's going to ask the american people to rally around a set of goals for the country, goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit, and it
was beginning to think our modern politicians had forgotten how to give one-- until last night. michelle obama wowed this crowd with a speech about her husband that brought cheers, the occasional tear, and a remarkable insight on life in the white house. she said she had learned the presidency doesn't change a person, it reveals him. we're told she actually wrote most of this speech herself, which is is a refreshing rarity. but her speech was no better than the one delivered by san antonio's dynamic young mayor julian castro. he delivered the kind of speech we used to call a "barn burner." my favorite line, he said "you can't be pro-business unless you're pro-education." it is about time somebody said that. well, everybody's expecting a big speech tonight from bill clinton but he'll have to go some to beat what we heard here last night. >> pelley: thank you, bob. and that is the "cbs evening news" for tonight. bob and i will be back at 10:00 eastern time with live coverage of the democratic national convention and cbs "this morning" will have the latest first thing tomorrow. for now, for all o
, virginia will be the focus of both parties today. first lady michele obama will campaign for her husband. she'll make appearances in richmond and at the university of mary washington in fredricksburg. also today, mitt romney will hold a rally at van dyke park in fairfax. this is video of the republican presidential nominee arriving at dulles airport yesterday afternoon. the rally is slated to start around 11:30 and you may want to avoid some potential traffic in the area. go to our website at wusa9.com to look for ways to get around. >>> it is 4:33 now. police in baltimore are searching for a gunman after a shooting at morgan state university. a man was shot in the chest around 5:00 last night near the field house on campus. he was not a student. detectives believe the shooting was a result of a botched robbery. the man is in stable condition right now. investigators believe the shooter and the victim knew each other. >>> police in prince george's county still haven't found a person who shot and killed an honor student on his way to school this week. marckel ross was gunned down tuesday
. >> reporter: good morning. well, aside from michelle obama and maybe former president clinton, last night the vice president was the most effective character witness for the president. joe biden used his ring side seat over the last four years why he thinks myrnot the best man for the job. he did it talking about mitt romney's views on two key issues. what he would have done when it came to capturing bin laden and saving the auto industry? >> i think that he saw it the bain way. i think he saw it in terms of balance sheets and write-offs. folks, the bain way, may bring your firm the highest profits. but it is not the qua to lead our country from the highest office. >> he was asked about bin laden in 2007, here's what he said -- he said it's not worth moving had heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just to catch one person. if you understood that america's heart had to be healed, you would have done exactly what the president did. you would move heaven and earth to hunt him down. >> and president barack obama went after his opponent in a more subtle way, talking about mitt ro
where michelle obama checked out the podium while the romney's checked out the vacation waters of a new hampshire lake and the president both campaigned criticizing the republican convention. >> we saw three state days of an agenda out of the last century. >> and the toured hurricane damage with a less partisan message. >> we set aside whatever petty disagreements we may have. nobody is a democrat or a republican. we're all just americans looking out for one another. >> what can candidate obama accomplish at the next three days at the convention? >> the job he'll have is defending this economy. he will say our policies will finally get us back on track. the other guy's policies will just make it worse. >> reporter: which former presidential candidate howard dean says may not be a tough sell. >> most americans don't believe that mitt romney's measures will in fact fix the economy. giving tax cuts to people who make a million dollars a year and charging middle class to pay for those tax cuts is not my idea or president obama's idea how to fix the economy. >> but recent polls show candidat
. >> reporter: democrats hope to get back on message when san antonio mayor castro and michele obama address delegates here tonight. the first lady got an up close look at the podium during her walk threw monday. while her husband's favorability ratings have fallen during his first team, mrs. obama remains very popular. >> i think she has been an ambassador for her husband. >> reporter: mayor castro kicks off the prime time coverage of the convention with his keynote address. president obama used the 2004 keynote to launch himself into the national spotlight. susan mcginnis, cbs news, charlotte. >> the republicans aren't letting the democrats have the spotlight to themselves. vice presidential candidate paul ryan is on the campaign trail asking americans, are you better off than you were four years ago. ryan asked the question yesterday in north carolina. he'll ask it again today in ohio and iowa. >> likely just about everywhere he goes. >> exactly. >>> the voters in some parts of northern virginia are headed to the polls today for a special election. they're choosing a replacement for democ
: the best advocates for the candidates in both of these conventions have been their wives. michelle obama gave a stellar performance earlier this week, and you knew that the democrats just had to bring her back for an encore. that will be happening in just a few minutes when she returns to the podium to introduce her husband. the convention wasn't supposed to be here at all tonight. the plan was to have the president's speech outdoors in the stadium where the carolina panters play. there was to be a crowd of 65, 000, but they canceled that because of rain in the forecast. well, here is a live shot of that stadium now. it is dark, and there is not a drop of rain falling in the vicinity here in charlotte. we are now back in this arena. instead of a crowd of 65,000 listening to the president's acceptance speech, similar to what we saw in 2008 at mile high stadium in denver, we will have a crowd of about 20,000 in this arena. earlier today, mitt romney, the candidate of the republican party, said that he would not be watching mr. obama's acceptance speech. nancy cordes is down on the conventi
mitt romney will speak at van dyke park in fairfax. this afternoon first lady michele obama seen here with the president at arlington national cemetery tuesday will greet supporters at the university of mary washington in fredricksburg. >>> there's a new report that finds gulf coast is growing more vulnerable. americans wetland foundation submitted 30 ideas for saving the coastline to congress and the white house. those proposals include using dredging material from the mississippi river to rebuild the shoreline. >>> and starting monday, you'll know just how many calories are in those big macs and large fries. mcdonald's is going to put calorie counts on its restaurant drive-threw men -- drive thru menus. mcdonald's getting a big jump on the competition with that. >>> it's thought of as a smoker's disease but now more than half of all lung cancer diagnoses are nonsmoke e. 160,000 deaths a year, lung cancer remains by far america's top cancer killer. it may be time to rethink about who gets it. i'm joined by survivor joey smith. he's right here and i have the longevity foundation presi
go to these conventions -- the democratic convention-- michelle obama was introduced by a woman who has four kids serbing. there were special tributes to the veterans, and when that tribute aired, signs went up across the venue, "thank you," to the veterans pfs it wavetera. it was like being at a republican convention. mitt romney did not mention it pointud on to my by bill cristal and mitt romney seemed unapologetic. >> it's worth mentioning the president has immunized himself from criticism on foreign policy, by continuity with the previous administration. his iran policy, tightening sanctions and other things, was really rooted in the bush era. some of the criticisms you can make on foreign policy-- not doing enough in syria-- are criticisms of not being interventionist enough and the public didn't want to hear those criticisms very much. i think the president has been very, very effective in, you know, forestalling criticism on this and making it an advantage. and romney has played into that. >> what about that, dee dee, and what about in president obama's speech, acceptance spe
. >>> first lady michele obama spoke to supporters at mary washington university in fredricksburg. she told the audience the president needs four more years to complete what he started. >>> today maryland's public service commission will conclude its hearing into this summer's derecho storm. after traveling around the state last month to hear from utility customers, now members are asking pepco and other power companies how they can avoid week-long outages after major storms. thursday bge officials said in order to restore power within 24 hours, the whole power system would have to be redesigned. >>> the time right now is 5:05. i am watching your money. there is a lot of economic news on the agenda this morning, but the reports are not likely to overshadow the federal reserve's new bond buying program. checking the numbers from wall street, the dow stands this morning at 13,539. check this out. 206-point rally yesterday after the fed announcement. the nasdaq was up by 41 points. and the s&p 500 was better by 23. >>> the term reserve will spend $40 billion a month to buy bonds hoping it will
a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> first lady michele owe bam pa will take the podium tonight -- obama will take the proceedup tonight. while she remains popular, polls show her husband is in danger of losing north carolina, a state he won in 2008. >>> students in d.c. and maryland returned to school last month. today is the first day most students in northern virginia start the 2012, 2013 school year. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live in lorton where the buses will be rolling into a brand new school this morning. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: that's right. they'll be rolling in just over two hours. the opening bell here at south county middle school, a brand new building. opening bell is right around 7:55. so this is the end of summer and the end of this easier commute that we've gotten used to. as we've been saying all morning, this is terrible traffic tuesday. what that means is that overnight the traffic in the d.c. area has spiked 26%. now, that 26% increase means that the average commute is going to jump from 20.4 mi
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